Where To Find: Auckland's Best Toasties & Sandwiches
Fill up on cheesy goodness or wholesome fillings inside soft, fresh bread
With a mission to 'create the perfect sandwich', Fort Greene take this genre of food very seriously. They bake their own bread, pack their sandwiches full of wholesome ingredients and have created a very cosy space to enjoy them in. Try the four cheese toastie with pickles and wash it down a Sawmill pilsner to match.
Where: 22 St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd, City Visit: Fortgreene.co.nz
There are plenty of sandwich options on offer at Daily Bread bakery in Pt Chevalier, one of which is the 'build your own' route where you can create the sandwich of your dreams. Another favourite is the Kim Cheese Toastie — a spicy, cheesy delight.
Where: 1210 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier Contact: 09 217 3673 Visit: Dailybread.co.nz
New cafe and bakery Baby is offering an amazing array of cabinet food and a small menu that includes hot jaffles (another name for toasties made in an old-school press). These pockets of deliciousness go down a treat with a glass of their house-made kombucha.
Where: 67 France St South, Eden Terrace Visit: Instagram.com/Baby_akl
This cute inner-city gem does a few different sandwiches, including a classic cheese toastie with provolone, cheddar, house-made piccalilli.
Where: 43 High St, City Contact: 09 367 6801 Visit: Chuffedcoffee.com
Down in Britomart, The Store offers plenty of sandwiches at lunchtime, as well as croque monsieur, with champagne ham, provolone and bechamel. There's even a vegetarian option that's just as satisfying.
Where: Galway St, Britomart Contact: 09 366 1864 Visit: Thestorebritomart.nz
The toasted Reuben from Fed Deli is a classic combination of pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mustard and Russian dressing all toasted inside rye bread.
Where: 86 Federal St, City Contact: 09 363 7184 Visit: Thefed.co.nz
With all the beautiful cheese The Dairy has for sale, it's not surprising they do an amazing toastie. Try their take on a croque monsieur — as long as you're not afraid of some creamy richness.
Where: Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby Contact: 09 972 2642 Visit: The-dairy.co.nz
In Amano's cabinet, you'll find dozens of freshly made sandwiches, brimming with fried chicken, ham or wholesome veges, which are all of a very generous size. It's hard to walk away from this Italian bakery without something sweet in hand too.
Where: 66-68 Tyler St, Britomart Contact: 09 394 1416 Visit: Amano.nz
Great coffee is a given at this cafe, which also specialises in Italian-style toasted focaccia with fillings like pumpkin and rocket; salami, tomato and feta; and tuna, egg, olives and mayo.
Where: 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay Contact: 09 369 5842 Visit: Allpressespresso.com